Video: Beer fridge security system, with power and temperature monitoring
Beer fridge security system, with power and temperature monitoring, as shown at National Instruments' NIWeek.
Beer fridge security system, with power and temperature monitoring, incorporates Bluetooth wireless temperature sensing, Compact DAQ, and an Apple iPad or a soon-to-be released Dell Android phone as a thin-client human-machine interface, as shown at National Instruments' NIWeek.
See www.ni.com/smartphone for example programs for iPad, iPhone, or Android apps, said Chris Delvizis, product marketing manager, NI R Series, intelligent data acquisition.
- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com.
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